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Halifax Court House

Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 5250 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E7, Canada
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+1 902-424-8718

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Halifax Opem Day

I was lucky enough to be in Halifax during the apparently annual open day. The chance to visit the courthouse was very interesting, particularly so for foreign visitors unfamiliar... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
Mark L
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Halifax
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908 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dating back to the 1800s it is a beautiful,building to admire from the outside. It is right on Spring Garden Rd . It is a functioning Court House but one day a year in June it's open to the public.

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Thank easterntreker
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be in Halifax during the apparently annual open day. The chance to visit the courthouse was very interesting, particularly so for foreign visitors unfamiliar with the justice system in Canafa.

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Thank Mark L
Halifax, Canada
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735 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2014

Halifax has plenty of interesting buildings to admire and the Halifax Court House on Spring Garden Road is one of them. Check out the interesting faces that adorn the façade.

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1 Thank Acadia80
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Yet another attractive edifice in downtown Halifax. This continues to function as a court, but still possible to click some pics from the outside. Some trees block the view so only partial pics are possible.

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Thank KGB777
Halifax, Canada
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644 reviews
354 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Certainly take a look at the outside as you walk by on the lower portion of Spring Garden Road. It is lovely building that heard its first trial in October of 1860, over 150 years ago. The inside isn't quite as nice but I still enjoy the grand, wooden staircase and ornate courtrooms. You will have to go through a... More 

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1 Thank tshep42
Victoria, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Went it to see if we could find any records related to my family history. Staff were really helpful as we toured around the interesting rooms. Found a person to look up some archive references, which turned out to be limited, but was very nice of them to spend time with us.

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1 Thank FusionHead
Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Not even really sure how to review this. It was cool, we just went and sat through a few hearings for my boyfriend's class at school.

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1 Thank MiloMiaReview
Nova Scotia
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251 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

The exterior is quite beautiful. The interior not so much! It is a functioning courthouse, so you may be able to see a trial in progress. The building is full of history and ghosts!

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Thank nwaynesworld
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Do have a visit. The exterior is worth a walk past. The interior will dissapoint, but it is full of history and ghosts. Watch a court proceeding or two.

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